WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO

The Florida Head Start Association works to create safe, healthy, nurturing learning environments for all children in Florida. We focus on the early years in children’s lives, schools, and communities. We provide resources and support for children’s first and most important teachers—their parents—and others who care for and teach them.

Head Start and Early Head Start provide comprehensive child development programs for low-income children from birth to age five, as well as support and services for their families. Head Start programs primarily serve children aged three to five, while Early Head Start serves pregnant women, infants, and toddlers. The comprehensive services these programs offer include early education, health screenings, social and emotional health, nutrition, social services, and services for children with disabilities.

The Florida Head Start Association is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, a non-partisan association serving as a voice for Florida's most vulnerable children and families.

FHSA has teamed up with Generation Wellness to provide its Workplace Wellness Academy™.  The Workplace Wellness Academy is a two-hour online course of 5 modules that equip Head Start staff with 20+ tools for less stress and more success both at home and work. The program provides a certificate of completion and meets the Head Start Performance Standards on Health & Wellness. 

We have also partnered with FirstDay learning to offer a monthly training series for teachers and coaches that supports responsive teaching. 

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Join us on November 19 & 20 for FHSA Data Camp. This unique two-day professional development opportunity for program directors and data managers, focusing on the many changes to Head Start/Early Head Start with regards to data and continuous quality improvement. 

Space is limited so register early. The deadline is November 11, 2020 

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